Monday, October 28, 2013

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) launches complaint concerning CBC National program

To the CBC National:

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) has noticed that the CBC National is focusing on the issue of euthanasia next week.

We are concerned that we will once again witness one-sided propaganda programs.

There has been no attempt, by CBC National to contact EPC and there has been no attempt by you to contact any of our contacts.

In your program you are using the term Dying with Dignity which represents the name of the group that promotes legalizing assisted suicide.

You continue to avoid talking about the real evidence of direct danger to Canadians if this were legalized.

You will likely put a spin on the recent court decisions.

By the way, it is also not balanced programming to produce a 10 minute segment that includes a 10 or 15 second comment from someone opposing euthanasia or assisted suicide.

A public broadcaster should be balanced.

If you choose to be unfair and unbalanced EPC will do everything possible to challenge your programming to the applicable authorities. We are also seeking legal advice concerning other avenues.

These issues are far from being one-sided. There are many strong arguments against euthanasia and assisted suicide that should be heard and aired equally.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

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